: Leviathan: Leviathan; Behemoth; Goliath (The Leviathan Trilogy) ( ): Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson: Books. Behemoth is a steampunk novel written by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson, and the second book in the Leviathan trilogy. This novel is the. The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that.

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Behemoth (novel)

Deryn, Alek and Lilit meet up again with the former two giving the tragic news to Lilit. Scoyt novel ends with the news that the Leviathan is now headed east, to Japan.

Deryn manages to arrange that the revolution will occur on the night the Leviathan will attack Istanbul, which will make both attacks more likely to succeed. People who love continued brilliance in a YA series. Barlow wants Alek to be the one to bond with Bovril. This page was last edited on 30 Scortbehemith Hirst, the Leviathan’ s chief engineer, observing.

Westerfeld’s version of Istanbul is so vivid and innovative that I’m not sure I would have been able to picture it properly without Thompson’s gorgeous, detailed illustrations. Istanbul was pure joy to to explore. Although Alek knows that this will make it harder for him to hide, he feels westerfed the revolution is more important. Some new machines and creatures are presented. Ever since our youngest was born, my wife has felt kind of frazzled!


Long before the days of Mortal Engines, London is poised on the brink of apocalypse.

Deryn began to get a little on my nerves with her insecurities about her feelings for Alek. I could enjoy the culture without it getting too cumbersome to the story.

It’s a mixture of Darwinist and Clanker, which worked beautifully together. Refresh and try again.

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Retrieved from ” https: Although this book has a slightly more darker and sinister feel than Leviathan, there are several moments of levity and mirth to provide a nice overall balance and that prevents the story from becoming bleak. Hours later, Deryn is assigned a secret mission in the Gallipoli peninsula to plant a fabricated barnacle that destroys metal into the Ottoman Empire’s kraken net in order for Britain to attack once the Ottoman Empire joins sides with Germany.

You can read this review and lots of other exciting things on my blog here. I think Bovril counts as an excuse to add a book to my “talking cats” shelf.

It’s packed full of Bechdelicious goodness, from the main character a cross-dressing midship wo man for the Darwiniststo a Turkish anarchist revolutionary, to a rather splendid and dapper “lady boffin” and a Nene with an interesting mobility device.

This is another intriguing installment and flows seamlessly from the first book. The most enjoyable parts of this book for me was the character development, Westerfield gives them room to grow, and even though he introduced several new supporting characters he makes sure to give plenty of page space to the main characters so that you never lose sight of who the story is focused on, or what their goals are.

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It looked like an anglerfish with tentacles and next to it the Leviathan was a toy. I think there might be more of them in this one than the first but I could be wrong.

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Thompson’s evocative and detailed spot art as well as the luridly gorgeous endpapers only sweetens the deal. Aug 29, K.

wwsterfeld Well, I honestly don’t have much to say. See all 4 questions about Behemoth…. All does not go well as their ceremonial procession is ambushed by some insurgents and aborted.

Alek is his trusting, or gullible whichever you prefer, I like trusting and a bit more humbled self. Hopefully the last installment will have more to offer.

The city of Istanbul was behemotu alive here, and the embellishment of machine and Darwinist creations was perfectly suited to its eclectic, vibrant bustle. When Deryn finds Alek at his hotel, she is initially jealous of Lilit, thinking that Lilit and Alek are a couple. Deryn succeeds in her mission, but her men are all killed or captured.

The characters are also quite likable, the writing is good.

After the battle, Alek and his men are put under guard. I personally was amused, there’s even an illustration of the scene.